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Vendor Payment Process

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of the city's vendor payment practices. The objective of this inspection was to determine if the City made payments to vendors in accordance with applicable laws and policies.

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2012 Appropriated Expenditures for Sanitation Services and Parks & Recreation

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of the City’s 2012 appropriations for sanitation and parks and recreation services as a follow-up to the budget benchmark performed during our office’s review of the City’s 2009 bud ...

Letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu RE: Sewerage and Water Board Rate Increases

The Inspector General wrote Mayor Landrieu to express concerns regarding the Sewerage and Water Board's (S&WB) capacity to manage additional resources in the event that legislation needed to approve rate increases passed. The IG's assessment was based on ...

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Letter to Judge Desiree Charbonnet RE: Municipal Court Personnel Practices

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) wrote to the Chief Administrative Judge at New Orleans Municipal Court (Court) expressing concerns about nepotism at the Court that undermines public confidence in the judiciary.

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Follow-up Report: Municipal Court Remittances to the City

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2011 report "A Performance Audit of the Municipal Court's Remittances to the City." Auditors conducted the follow-up to determine whether the Court had implemented OIG recommendations de ...

Actions of the Administrative Judge of New Orleans Municipal Court and the Orleans Parish Sheriff to Retain One Another's Spouses

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the actions of Judge Paul Sens and Sheriff Marlin Gusman to retain the another's spouse to work for the Municipal Court and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, respectively. Investigators found n ...

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Follow-Up Report: Municipal Employees' Retirement System Travel Policy

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its April 2011 report "Municipal Employees' Retirement System Travel Policy." The purpose of the follow up was to determine if corrective actions were implemented to address problems identif ...

Review of Urban Development Action Grants

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed agreed-upon procedures to determine the amount of unused funds in the City's Urban Development Action Grand Fund (UDAG) and the outstanding loan receivable balance in that fund as of December 31, ...

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Follow-up Letter: Municipal Court Take Home Vehicles

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a letter to the City's Chief Administrative Officer to communicate that vehicles assigned to Municipal and Traffic Court are they City's property and there is no legal requirement to provide this be ...

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Property and Casualty Insurance Program

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the City's policies and practices relating to the management of property and casualty risks, including the risk of damage or loss caused by flood, fire, and natural disaster. The objectives of th ...

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